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Cardiac functional analysis with multi-detector row CT and segmental reconstruction algorithm: comparison with echocardiography, SPECT, and MR imaging.
PURPOSE To evaluate accuracy of cardiac functional analysis with multi-detector row computed tomography (CT) and segmental reconstruction algorithm over a range of heart rates. MATERIALS ANDExpand
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Effectiveness of delayed enhanced MRI for identification of cardiac sarcoidosis: comparison with radionuclide imaging.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of delayed enhanced MRI for detecting cardiac sarcoidosis and to clarify the relationship between the findings of MRI and those ofExpand
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Diagnostic accuracy of cardiac metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy in Parkinson disease
Background and purpose:  To estimate the diagnostic accuracy of cardiac 123I‐metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigram for detection of Parkinson disease.
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Myocardial kinetics of iodine-123-BMIPP in canine myocardium after regional ischemia and reperfusion: implications for clinical SPECT.
UNLABELLED To evaluate the clinical utility of 123I-(rho-iodophenyl)-3-R,S-methylpentadecanoic acid (123I-BMIPP) for ischemic heart disease, we investigated the metabolic fate of 123I-BMIPP in canineExpand
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Images in cardiovascular medicine. Multimodality imaging of cardiac sarcoidosis before and after steroid therapy.
A 65-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of chest pain. Right ventricular bundle-block was noted on the ECG. Angiotensin-converting enzyme level was elevated (33.2 IU/L).Expand
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Enhanced external counterpulsation improved myocardial perfusion and coronary flow reserve in patients with chronic stable angina; evaluation by(13)N-ammonia positron emission tomography.
AIMS The mechanism by which enhanced external counterpulsation therapy exerts its beneficial effects on chronic and symptomatic stable angina is largely unknown. To clarify the mechanism of action ofExpand
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Plasma leptin levels and cardiac sympathetic function in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome
Background: The control of body weight and cardiac sympathetic function in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS) are important because both factors have significantExpand
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Evaluation of myocardial viability with iodine-123-BMIPP in a canine model.
UNLABELLED The tracer 123I-BMIPP was examined for its ability to reflect myocardial lipid metabolism. Studies in mice indicate that myocardial BMIPP uptake correlates with ATP content. Details,Expand
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Noninvasive assessment of myocardial viability by positron emission tomography with 11C acetate in patients with old myocardial infarction. Usefulness of low-dose dobutamine infusion.
BACKGROUND When patients with severely depressed left ventricular function are treated, it is crucial to know in advance how much functional recovery is expected from coronary revascularization. Expand
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Metabolic fate of iodine-123-BMIPP in canine myocardium after administration of etomoxir.
UNLABELLED To clarify the metabolic fate of 123I-(-p-iodophenyl)-3-R,S-methylpentadecanoic acid (BMIPP) in dysfunctional myocardium, a comparison between normal dogs and those with etomoxirExpand
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